Saturday, August 28, 2021
and it has 7,850 Movies / TV Shows, featuring over 1,468 different aircraft
Built by over 189 Different Manufacturers
Friday, August 27, 2021
Grace's Doodlebug. In the mid 1950s a young Grace Curry bought this car and raced it, becoming "Queen of the 1956 International Autorama" in Philadelphia, and it is now for sale on Ebay (thanks Doug! )
and he paints cameras too
I'm going to digress from vehicle stuff for a moment, to share my celebration of Nandi Bushell and Dave Grohl, rock n roll, and cool epic good stuff that hits me in the feels
this is the sort of stuff I find awesome, and share on my facebook, because I don't share car stuff on my facebook page
Have a great weekend, do fun stuff, and share legendary rock n roll
Thursday, August 26, 2021
it would not be hard to imagine a machine gun had shot all their windshields - instead of hailstones.https://mghazal67.tumblr.com/post/660508118800809984
Today I learned.... that the Post Office benefitted from the Works Progress Administration federal program, where 1,371 murals were painted about the local history of about 1,300 cities and towns, and the paintings were hung in, or painted on the walls of post offices.
See the series that Justin photographed at https://www.justinmhamel.com/postofficemurals?fbclid=IwAR2qr_A9XOpDFUZgXxrfMMRW3HmoBq80LQEDyY8M3t9f4k_A-mR4wzVya8U#1
The majority of relocated murals are in local museums or libraries. Examples of these are the murals in Borger, Texas (Hutchenson County Museum); Brevard, North Carolina (library); Enterprise, Alabama (library); Fort Pierce, Florida (City Hall); Idabel, Oklahoma (Museum of the Red River); Lamesa, Texas (community center); and Sebring, Florida (library). The most interesting location a mural now hangs is in a hotel suite in Covington, Louisiana.
All wrapped into one, it is undoubtedly the largest public art project in the US.
In 2019, the post office made a series of stamps to show some of the murals: https://about.usps.com/newsroom/local-releases/co/2019/0410-post-office-murals.htm and https://www.amazon.com/Office-Murals-Forever-Stamps-Release/dp/B07QLHJJM2
A photographer who chooses to locate, photograph, and document a specific thing, is something I've only found a couple of times that has something to do with the vehicle world, so that I feel it's part of what I blog about, but you might remember the rail car diners, roadside rest area picnic tables, and the parking lot attendee booths, so, this isn't as vehicle related in terms of post office paintings, but the ones I've selected here are the railroad and tractor paintings
There are four murals by Stevan Dohanos in the Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, post office in the U.S. Virgin Islands, which are likely the only remaining New Deal–funded artworks in a United States territory.
see the following for more:
If you'd like to find some, and want to look them up by state, this wikipedia link is terrific! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_post_office_murals
but this one is even better! https://livingnewdeal.org/map/
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
for the gallery I posted 4 years ago when I first discovered the art Gus did for the SCTA in 47 and 48 https://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2017/10/gus-maanums-art-on-cover-of-1947-and-48.html
Waterloo Boy tractor restorers ought to be all it takes to get me to feature them in a post, but learning that they meet at the Rough & Tumble Engineers Historical Association Barn on Route 30 .... well I can not pass up mentioning a clubhouse name like that
The six-episode series will follow Anstead, a longtime automobile builder, and car guru Lee as they help celebrities surprise deserving friends and family members with the cars of their dreams.
The celebrity guests on deck include Anstead's new flame Renée Zellweger, who surprises Jerome and Jerald, brothers who acted as 24-hour caregivers to her publicist Nanci Ryder during her battle with ALS; James Marsden, who surprises his brother-in-law; Octavia Spencer, who surprises her hardworking hairdresser; Danny Trejo, who surprises his longtime friend; Tony Hawk, who surprises his office manager of 10 years and Mary J. Blige, who surprises her trusted assistant of over eight years.
C-47 Night Fright flew with the 79th Troop Carrier Squadron, 436th Troop Carrier Group during D-Day, and took part in every other consequential Airborne mission in Europe during WWII, and is most of the way through a restoration that will be competed before 2023
By the end of June 2021, work was all-but-complete on the wings, with all necessary repairs having taken place and the underside of both wings re-skinned. There are a few minor tasks yet to complete: repairs to the right-hand wingtip, the trailing edge sections need fitting and a little bit of skin work post-trailing-edge sections being installed.